Head of Combat Systems Delivery, Submarine Delivery Agency
Chris Bamforth served for 28 years in the Royal Navy as a Weapons Engineer Officer (Submarines) with sub-specialisation in the Combat System. His early career involved service at sea in Swiftsure and Trafalgar class submarines, employment in support at the Waterfront, multiple assignments in training (including at sea), and latterly a focus on capability and acquisition. Since 2016 he has acted as the Customer / Sponsor for the UK submarine Combat System in the Navy Front Line Command / central MoD and, having retired from the Royal Navy in 2022, is now the 1* civilian Head of Combat System Delivery Team in the Submarine Delivery Agency based in MoD Abbeywood, Bristol. He is married and lives near the Lake District owing to a lifelong family passion for the outdoors.
10-Apr-2024Theatre 2FASTER: Rapid insertion of tech-service blueprint
10-Apr-2024Theatre 2Using MSBE to design submarine combat systems
11-Apr-2024Keynote TheatreStriking the right balance: a holistic approach to next-gen submarine design
11-Apr-2024Keynote TheatreSubmarine support: a tale of two worlds
11-Apr-2024Keynote TheatreKeynote panel discussion AUKUS Pillar 1: submarines update
11-Apr-2024Keynote TheatreKeynote Panel Discussion AUKUS Pillar 2: advanced capabilities